Low Secondary Education Graduation Rate for Males

Iceland has a higher percentage of males without a secondary education than most other OECD nations, Kjarninn reports. This was revealed in the OECD study Education at a Glance 2018, which looks at education levels for males between 25 to 34 years old. OECD, which stands for the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development, is an intergovernmental organisation comprised of 36 countries.

24% of Icelandic males between 25 to 34 years old have not completed secondary education. The only European countries to have a lower rate are Portugal, Spain, and Portugal. Meanwhile, 15% of Icelandic females between 25 to 34 years have completed secondary education.

The difference between male and female graduation rates are 9%, while the difference in Sweden, Norway, and Finland is 3-4%. Denmark has a difference of 7% between male and female graduation rates.

In 2007, the graduation rate for males between 25-34 was 31%, so the rate has lowered by 7% in eleven years. The average rate of decrease for OECD countries since 2007 is 5%.